Cleveland Browns cut candidate No. 2 – Anthony Schwartz
Full disclosure, I was not impressed with the Anthony Schwartz pick last season in Round 3. The Browns desperately needed help at the position, and they went with someone that obviously needed a lot of time to develop before being ready to play meaningful snaps in the NFL.
Schwartz does have one thing you can’t teach, and that is speed.
He has no problems getting behind the defense but struggles with any other routes and doesn’t have the strongest hands in the world. In this offense, the Browns biggest missing piece was the slot receiver who gets open on third down. A role that Jarvis Landry previously filled before the injuries started.
The bottom line is, that the Browns need help at wide receiver and you can only keep so many of these guys. I see Jakeem Grant making it because of his special teams ability, and David Bell at least getting a shot as a rookie.
That means the odd man out could be Schwartz. He had one good game (Week 1), and then you never really heard anything from him. I’m not sure if Baker Mayfield didn’t trust him, or he truly couldn’t get open in tight NFL coverage.
It’s tough to move on from young players, but with the pressure on Andrew Berry, he will be motivated to get better at the wide receiver position and doesn’t have time to wait on development.